One Good Deed
In this version of paying it forward, one good deed leads to another as people in a multicultural neighborhood, including a Jewish family, change the life of the community.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||24|
School Library Journal
“A recommended purchase for Judaic collections and others.” — School Library Journal
“The author lets her characters make her point (the world is a much better place when people are kind), only introducing the Jewish term for this behavior – mitzvot – at the end of the story. Melmon’s upbeat illustrations are similarly nondenominational and will help listeners visualize the story’s key elements.” — Booklist Online
“This is a good read-aloud for young children, as the art is benign and the text includes a pleasing repetition of reactions from neighbors, who are always ‘surprised’ and ‘delighted’ by the kindness bestowed upon them. Another positive touch: the succinct back story about the derivation of the word ‘mitzvah.’ A sweet plug for random acts of kindness.” — Kirkus Reviews
Author: Terri Fields
The author of over twenty children's books, Terri Fields has won numerous awards for her writing, including recognition from the American Library Association. She and her husband live in Arizona.
Illustrator: Deborah Melmon
Deborah Melmon has been a freelance illustrator in the San Francisco Bay area for over 30 years. Among her many picture books are Picnic at Camp Shalom, Speak Up, Tommy, One Good Deed, and Chicken Soup, Chicken, Soup. Deborah lives with a comical Airedale Terrier named Mack.